Saturday, December 30, 2006

Hike Photos

Tabblo: Baslock's Hike 12/29/06

Geisinger Recreational Trails provided the hiking spot for the Baslock's* on Friday. The weather was in the forties, partly cloudy but good for hiking. The trails were leaf covered but dry. An hour went by very quickly as the trail was filled with the group and multiple conversation.

* BTW - the Bastian's and the Sherlock's get together and function as a family so well, we did create a new name to recognize this. It has been a toss up between the Sherstians or the Baslocks but the Baslock's seems to have the upper hand.

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Friday, December 29, 2006

Look familiar?

Out walking in Danville, PA found this scene to be something similar to a standard Microsoft Windows desktop background. Now, I have my own "personal" version.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Gerald's Grandchildren

11 of the 13 grandchildren posed briefly for a picture. The Illinois contingent were missing but not in spirit. They actually did participate in signing the annual calendar for Papa. Each of the kids present signed a greeting for Papa. Meghan and Will signed a paper and sent it in via fax so we could cut/paste it into the sheet. Ah, the wonders of technology.

Gerald Sherlock Clan - Christmas Pic #2

The kids, well, no, now it is really the young adults table.

Gerald Sherlock Clan - Christmas Pic #2

The kids, well, no, now it is really the young adults table.

Gerald Sherlock Clan - Christmas Pic #1

The main table sitting for dinner. My three sisters and one of my brothers joined my father for our Sherlock Christmas celebration. One brother and some of the spouses missed due to travel or work commitments.

A couple more pictures will follow.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

As you wish

Taken on Christmas Day, these are my ladies: Dolores in the middle, Allison left, and Carolyn right.

Did you take pictures of your family on the holiday? have you shared them?

Sharing Foundation needs your help

The Sharing Foundation has the opportunity to receive matching dollars from Yahoo via the Network For Good Charity Badge program. This could make a big difference for thousands of children in Cambodia. We need just a few minutes of your time and a few dollars.

Here's how it works: Yahoo! is offering a $50,000 matching grant for the nonprofit which gets the largest number of donations before the end of the year using its new "charity badges." (see below) What is important is the number of donors, not the amount of dollars. Right now, the Sharing Foundation is number 2 and needs 20 more donors to catch up. A large number of people contributing just the minimum of $10 each (which would send a poor Cambodian child to school and of course, we're a very efficient small nonprofit and would be happy to receive larger contributions to help more children lift themselves out of poverty through education.)

Can you think of a better use of $10 or more?
From Beth Kanter writing at Beth's blog for this worthy cause.

Can you help? Click through to Beth's blog and then through on the orange button located within the Sharing Foundation widget in the left column or within the posting itself.

Thank you!

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Ah, vacation

Slept in this morning. Dolores and I got our normal "weekend" morning walk in. The weather co-operated. It was only a fine mist to dot my glasses as we started. After we stopped at MelDiva's for our coffee to power up for the last mile, the glasses stayed clear.

Mix of stuff today today. We prepare to host my siblings and their families tomorrow, eventually sitting 20 for dinner.

Christmas at Dolores's sisters yesterday was a good time for all. Good company, good food. Oh and the home brew helped add to the spirits. The brew was well received by my brother-in-laws.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

A governor, or a governor in name only?

Laying the foundation of a presidential candidacy, Governor Mitt Romney has spent all or part of 212 days outside Massachusetts so far in 2006, an average of more than four days on the road each week, a Globe review of his public schedules shows.
74 of those 212 days by my count (using the Globe's chart) are actually weekend days. So it might be stretching it a bit, to call it 212 days when some normal workers leave the state for the weekend. I can't fault the governor for that aspect.

However, when you take the weekend days off the 365 days in the year, he still was away 138 of the 260 weekdays (working days).

Hey Romney, I think the taxpayers are due a rebate on your salary!

By the way, if you do run for President, I'll be vocal against you. You are not a worthy candidate. You can simply let your Massachusetts record speak for itself!

Nice work Brian C Mooney! Read Brian's complete article here. (free registration required)


I could rock with the Stones singing (lip syncing really)
I can't get no satisfaction,
I can't get no satisfaction.
'Cause I try and I try and I try and I try.
I can't get no, I can't get no.
But that really is a cop out. Satisfaction is a choice.
What we do and how we do it, how we feel about what we do... yes, all our choices!

So there is deep satisfaction in getting the house ready for the holidays.
Vacuuming, leaving the tell-tale long rows on the carpet.
It clearly shows, I've been there, done that. Don't step there and spoil it now... :-)

Not like working for some time on a memo getting the thoughts aligned just so that they flow, and then have someone come along and change the whole direction.

Painting, wall-papering... changing the way the room looks from this point forward.
Step back. Admire. Cool. Look at that. The colors do work really well together!

Taking an idea, advancing it. Witnessing that it does have a life of its own.
Co-creation, being cool with another's modifications 'cause they are advancing the idea.
Two heads are better than one, three still better than two... the power of WE.

Satisfaction is a choice. Choose wisely.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

System differences

Got my new laptop almost completely set up now. Still a couple more things to do but it is functioning with mostly everything I need.

The keyboard layout is different and that is causing some extra keystrokes.

I have used a Lenovo (former IBM) notebook for several years at work. Switching to HP is a little challenging as some of the key layout is different.

I am also more used to the track pointer. I need to keep my left thumb from hovering on the left mouse clicker. Keeping my thumb close tends to activate something unintentionally while I am using the touch pad to scroll. Otherwise, the system is setting up and operating very nicely.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Z-list meme

Long live the long tail! Picking up from Troy, I have added a few more links.

Creative Think
Movie Marketing Madness
Blog Till You Drop!
Get Shouty!
One Reader at a Time
100 Bloggers
Critical Fluff
The New PR
Own Your Brand!
Work, in Plain English
Buzz Canuck
New Millenium PR
Pardon My French
The Instigator Blog
Diva Marketing
Marketing Hipster
The Marketing Minute
Funny Business
The Frager Factor
Open The Dialogue
Word Sell
Note to CMO:
That’s Great Marketing!
Shotgun Marketing Blog
Customers Rock!
Being Peter Kim
Andy Nulman
Billions With Zero Knowledge
Working at Home on the Internet
MapleLeaf 2.0
Darren Barefoot
Two Hat Marketing

The Engaging Brand
The Branding Blog
Drew’s Marketing Minute
Golden Practices
Tell Ten Friends
Flooring the Consumer
Kinetic Ideas
Unconventional Thinking
Conversation Agent
The Copywriting Maven
Hee-Haw Marketing
Scott Burkett’s Pothole on the Infobahn
Multi-Cult Classics
Logic + Emotion
Branding & Marketing
Carpe Factum
Steve’s 2 Cents
Popcorn n Roses
On Influence & Automation
Servant of Chaos
Make it Great!
Presentation Zen
Dmitry Linkov
Urban Jacksonville
John Wagner
Nick Rice
CKs Blog
Design Sojourn
Frozen Puck
The Sartorialist
Small Surfaces
Africa Unchained
Marketing Nirvana
Bob Sutton
¡Hola! Oi! Hi!
Shut Up and Drink the Kool-Aid!
Women, Art, Life: Weaving It All Together
Community Guy
Social Media on the fly
Jeremy Latham’s Blog
SMogger Social Media Blog

37 Days
A Clear Eye
Alex Halavais
Blog Brothers

Brand Autopsy
Brand Soul
Creating Passionate Users
Crossroads Dispatches
Doc Searls

FAST Company
gillianic tendencies

Good Experience
Hitchhikers Guide to the Blogosphere
How to Save the World
Josh Hallett

Joy of Six
Learned on Women
Make it Great
my topography

New Charm School
Occupational Adventure
Orbit Now
PureLand Mountain

Seth Godin
Songs of Experience
Talking Story
Time Goes By

Tom Peters

Tomorrow Today
World Changing

Tertiary Education

Joyful Jubilant Learning

If you are on this listing, add others and let the listing grow.

If you are not on this listing, let me know then add yourself, and others, and let the list grow!

Thursday, December 21, 2006

holiday plans

I am looking forward to vacation next week not so much to spend time with the family but to spend a "little" more time catching up (maybe) on some of the writing I need to complete.

My listing of books read and ready to be reviewed has grown. I need to cut that pile down some quickly.

While I appreciate and respect the desires of others in the blogosphere for taking a hiatus during the holidays, (I also applaud them for doing so!) you will be able to continue to find some fresh writing in my blog world.

Blogging tips from Chris Brogan

Chris Brogan has some great blogging tips that while focused on new media types really apply to those of us who do this for fun.

As I commented on his posting:
Very applicable to those of us who are not in it to turn the ad dollar or make a business of it. Passion will ultimately need some satisfaction, no matter how you define it, and these tips should help you be successful, period.
Check out Chris' listing here.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

100 Bloggers Preparing to Orbit

If you have not checked out 100 Bloggers recently, it has a new look. Troy, the master changer of templates, has worked his magic again.

We are also are looking for more writers to join and fill out the 100 Blogger community. If you have any interest, let me know or click through to leave Troy a message.

Subscribe to read and comment, or join in to write at 100 Bloggers!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006


The flash did some funky coloring on the undersides of some of the branches.


Sunday, December 17, 2006

Nice family weekend

My daughters are home for the holidays. We had a nice lunch at Fire & Ice yesterday in Providence followed by a visit to Mom and Dad Proulx for pizza and cake to celebrate my oldest's birthday.

We bought and decorated the tree today (pix coming later). Carolyn carried the tree onto the porch. Allison set up the lights in the windows. Thanks, ladies!

In amongst this I was busy setting up my new system. Ran into a system upgrade problem poorly handled by the vendor that cost me some time today. The issue is frustrating enough. Time on the weekends is short to boot.

I hope your weekend was a good one.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Hugh on the golden age

Hugh MacLoed writes:
I feel that the golden age of "The Blog Conference" is passed. It seems all that needs to be said about blogs has already been said, and said well. Now it's time to stop talking about the blogs themselves, and start finding new stuff to do with them. Blogs are great, but real life is more interesting.

Read the full posting here.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Qumana needs your help!

If you use Blogger and Qumana, Qumana needs your help. They are getting to work on changing Qumana to work with the Blogger Beta.

As I mentioned yesterday, I have provided them some info. If you use Qumana, please find some time to provide some help.

You won't be able to use Qumana with Blogger Beta until they get it fixed.

Read here for additional details.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Qumana Blogger Update - Updated

Kind of a funky way to do business but here is a comment back from Jon at Qumana:

Stephen .. just a note to let you know that ensuring Qumana works with the Blogger Beta is in our priortized list of development requirements for the Qumana editor, and it's nearing the top of the list. Please don't give up on us yet ;-)

Thanks Jon!

How about updating the FAQ page at Qumana

How about updating the compatibilities listing?

I am probably not the only Blogger blogging with Qumana. Save some time, keep us all informed with info on your page.

PS - If by chance I missed it on your FAQ, blog, or compatibilities listing, I guess it wasn't that obvious to stick out. To paraphrase: There's No Excuse I Can Think Of to NOT provide good service.

Updated 9:00 PM (Eastern)

Jon made two comments to this posting today. As a result of the second, I just emailed Jon a Word doc with screen shots of the errors when I attempted to post using both v2 and v3 of Qumana. I also tried removing the blog from within Qumana and readding it and sent those screen shots. All tests were conducted on the same system this evening. The only other items that maybe worthy of note is that both my Blogger account and Google account user names are the same (but the passwords are different).

Monday, December 11, 2006

Migrated to Blogger Beta today

So far so good. My Qumana Editor is balking at posting but otherwise things seem to be working fine from my side.

If you see any problems or have any difficulty viewing the blog, please let me know!

Venus De Milo Soup

During winter, a hearty soup can make for a nutritious meal. One recipe that has been in the family for some time is for Venus De Milo soup. The soup recipe really originated from the Venus De Milo Restaurant in Swansea, MA. It was well known for handling large functions, banquets and weddings. The soup was distinct for the time and folks always asked for the recipe. To the restaurants credit they did provide it freely. The recipe has probably continued to evolve as substitutions are made to cover for the availability of an ingredient or due to the whim of the cook. It really is a kitchen soup.

1 pound lean hamburger or ground turkey
1 large can chicken broth
1 quart water
1 envelope of onion soup mix
1 large can of crushed tomato (can also use tomato sauce, or whole tomato but cut up before adding)
1 regular package of frozen mixed vegetables (several options available, we usually get the ones without Lima beans)
1 small can mushrooms
1 large green pepper, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
2 stalks of celery, chopped
1 cup orzo

If using the ground turkey, I use some of the onion to carmelize with some oil before adding the turkey. The turkey tends to be more watery than fatty and having some oil in the skillet or frying pan helps to brown it without burning it.

When the turkey is cooked, drain it before adding it to the broth and water in a large cooking pot (at least 10 quart). Add the remainder of the onion, the celery and all the remaining ingredients except for the orzo to the pot and bring it to a boil. As it begins to boil, reduce the heat to simmer and time it for about 20 minutes. Add the orzo, stir well, and time at simmer for another 20 minutes.

Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Let cool before refrigerating overnight.

The day after the soup is made, it is wonderful to have as a meal. We usually prepare a package of crescent rolls, or serve with crackers. Remove from refrigerator and heat, stirring frequently.


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Sunday, December 10, 2006

Gotta tag! Gotta tag!

  1. Gene Kelly, singing and sashaying in "Singin' in the Rain" was an inspiration growing up. So how did I end up with two left feet and why, when I try to sing, does my family tell me to hum?
  2. My nickname on the high school basketball team was "Sky" short for Sky King, of the TV show, and in recognition that I could touch the rim.
  3. My 8th grade class picked me to be a "short order cook". Maybe that is why I do like to cook?
  4. I did own a 1965 Mustang. It was about 10 years old at the time and didn't stick around long. I left the house one morning to walk to my teaching assignment at the nearby high school and said to myself as I got to the corner and saw a dew ring around the parking spot where I had parked the car the previous night, "well, I guess I am really glad I decided to walk today!"
  5. My favorite line as I approached Slater Junior high school in Pawtucket, RI where I was a substitute teacher for six years was "Who are you today, Mr Sherlock?" What the kids were really asking was which teacher's schedule was I going to take that day.

So there, five things you probably would not have known about me. I don't recall ever writing about them before. Which also means, I have some new topics to write about later.

Since both Rosa and Trevor tagged me, I have now belatedly responded.

To tag, or not to tag: that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous comments,
Or to take arms against a sea of trackbacks,
And by opposing end them? To blog: to write;
No more; and by writing say we end
The heart-ache and the thousand keystrokes
That flesh is heir to, 'tis a destination
Devoutly to be wish'd. To blog, to write;
To write: perchance to make the A list: ay, there's the rub;

I hope you all enjoy it! I have done my part, should you choose to continue, the floor is yours.

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Deval's Oratory Skills

I admit to not knowing a whole lot of the details on where Deval Patrick came from and how he came to be a success this past November. This article helps to highlight that his oratory skills were recognized while he was a student at Harvard Law School.
Deval stood up and just lit the place up," he continues. "I've never seen such a brilliant oral performance. You know it when you see it. He had command of the material and a manner with the judges. There was no question that unnerved him. It was so effortless."

Adds Shtasel, "He was really extraordinary beyond all of our years."

Nor was there any question who the best oralist was. (Trust the legal profession to come up with such a ghastly word.) He won the George Leisure award as Best Oralist over his closest competition on the other side, Andrew Loewi of the Lewis Carroll Club.

According to the Harvard Law Record, the school's student newspaper, Loewi said he "could not have done a better job in a million years. Deval's just a great oralist. Deval has incredible presence -- a wonderful manner when he communicates." Classy guy, Loewi.

"You said, whoa, this guy is going places," Loewi, a Denver lawyer, says. " I saw him later, when he was an assistant AG at the Justice Department. He had his little entourage, as all those people do at that point, but he was impressive and convincing in his soft-spoken and firm style."

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Saturday, December 09, 2006

Deja Brew Results

Deja Brew Results
Originally uploaded by

One of the cases: 12 x 22 oz. bottles, with three kinds of beer per case that was the result of my Deja Brew experience.

The "L" caps are Lobster Claw: A highly aromatic barley wine. Very Potent.

The "CC" caps are Crazed & Confused: Hazed & Infused style Ale. Nice tasting, hoppy finish.

The "S" caps are Stunner: A creamy British Pub style pale ale “stunning colour”.

All descriptions are from the Deja Brew site.

I rejoined the group from our brew night to do the bottling last night. We started about 6:00 PM again. The first step was to purify the bottles and load the bottle racks so they could drain before being filled. As the rack was complete (about 80 bottles) we positioned it near our bottling station. Partnered up, I did the bottling and Joe did the capping. We kept moving right along until about the 84th bottle, it only filled about 1/3 of the way and then foamed. We had hit the end of the barrel.

We three stations going and developed a routine where four bottles of "L" were put into one case and moved to the next station. Four bottles of "CC" were put in and moved along to the last stop where the case was completed with four bottles of "S". The cases were then piled up until we finished and we divided up the goods. The three kettles yielded about 18 cases. We did drink some sample bottles along the way. Quality check you know! So not all the bottles made it to the cases. We also left one of each for the "house". These will be used by other brewers when they come in to sample, like we did our first night.

Good beer, "home" made with no preservatives. Just in time for the holidays.

If you are in or near Shrewsbury, MA, give Deja Brew a whirl. It is a good time for a group with relatively easy work and good liquid results!

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Grassroots Podcasting by Christopher Penn

FAP: I think if you had to sum up podcasting in one word, it’d be grassroots.
FAP: that’s the essence of it.
FAP: there are other names - citizen journalism, consumer generated content, new media, etc.
FAP: but at the end of the day, it’s people making their own media about the things they’re passionate about.
FAP: look at the Financial Aid Podcast.
FAP: the most popular episode has had 27,000 listens.
FAP: that’s more than most metro radio stations.
FAP: and it’s a show about financial aid, which on the surface is probably the most boring topic in the world.
FAP: but if you can bring passion and excitement to it, you can crank out over 400 episodes about it and not lose interest.
FAP: podcasting can change the world.
FAP: that’s the other persistent belief.
FAP: it has already, in a lot of ways.
A section of an IM exchange between Christopher S Penn and a student doing a paper on podcasting. Read the full message here.
Have you created a podcast yet?
Have you listened to one?
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Thursday, December 07, 2006

Power of Connections

I arrived home after physcial therapy for my knee tonight and Dolores was still out. Parent conferences this week for her friends in kindergarten. I turned the radio on for company and started empting the dishwasher (first things first) before heating some leftovers.
My normal background listening station WCRB for some reason that I missed had switch call numbers last week and moved down the dial from 102.5 to 99.5   (A country station is now in their place on 102.5) (Now, country music has its place but it is not something I can listen to all the time.) Apparently as part of the move, the signal is not as strong as it used to be. Either that or the move down the frequency now creates conflicts so the radio in the kitchen which used to get great reception now gets good reception only when I stand near the refrigerator door. Yes, the radio is on top of the refrigerator.
So I need to find a new background station. For tonight, I had it tuned to WGBH at 89.7 and happened to catch Christopher Lydon with Open Source. As I listened, I slowly realized that he was inteviewing Daniel Levitin, the author of "This is your brain on music" a book recently added to my "To Read" shelf.
I only listened to about 20 minutes of the interview but it is enough (especially with the book on the shelf) to go download the podcast version and catch up on what I missed.
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Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Charlie Cards Coming

Let me tell you the story
Of a man named Charlie
On a tragic and fateful day
He put ten cents in his pocket,
Kissed his wife and family
Went to ride on the MTA

So began the song, "Charlie on the MTA". There is an interesting history to the song posted on the MIT website. While the song was made famous by the Kingston Trio in 1959, it actually started as a campaign song for one of Boston's mayoral candidates in 1948. And who said politics isn't interesting?

Anyway, Charlie is now being immortalized as the new transit card being introduced by the MBTA this week.

Mac Daniel who writes the Starts&Stops section of the Boston Globe has good information here and here.

Read up on this. You don't want to end up like the original Charlie!

                        Did he ever return,
                        No he never returned
                        And his fate is still unlearn'd
                        He may ride forever
                        'neath the streets of Boston
                        He's the man who never returned


Lyrics from the MIT web site.
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Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Romeo's Tune - Steve Forbert

Showing my age a bit. Where we you in 1979? Romeo's Tune was Steve Forbert's hit that year.
Meet me in the middle of the day
Let me hear you say everything's okay
Bring me southern kisses from your room

Meet me in the middle of the night
Let me hear you say everything's alright
Let me smell the moon in your perfume

Oh, Gods and years will rise and fall
And there's always something more
Lost in talk, I waste my time
And it's all been said before
While further down behind the masquerade
The tears are there
I don't ask for all that much
I just want someone to care

Answer right now

Meet me in the middle of the day
Let me hear you say, everything's okay
Come on out beneath the shining sun

Meet me in the middle of the night
Let me hear you say, everything's alright
Sneak on out beneath the stars and run, yeah

Oh, yeah, yes
Oh, yes

It's king and queen and we must go down round
Behind the chandelier
Where I won't have to speak my mind
And you won't have to hear
Shreds of news and afterthoughts
And complicated scenes
We'll (whether)? or weather down behind the light
And fade like magazines

Meet me in the middle of the day
Let me hear you say, everything's okay
Bring me southern kisses from your room
Hey, hey
Meet me in the middle of the night
Let me hear you say, everything's alright
Let me smell the moon in your perfume
Oh, no
Meet me in the middle of the day
Let me hear you say everything's okay
Let me see you smiling back at me
Meet me in the middle of the night
Let me hear you say, everything's alright
Hold me tight and lovein' love is free

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The Wiki Prayer

Regardless of how teachers feel about the potential of wikis, and I understand the hesitancy many teachers feel, one thing remains certain. The collaborative environment that wikis facilitate can teach students much about how to work with others, how to create community, and how to operate in a world where the creation of knowledge and information is more and more becoming a group effort. I'm serious when I say that I get chills sometimes when I think about the amazing work that's being done at Wikipedia. In many ways, it gives me great hope for the future because it is a testament, I think, of good people doing good. Using wikis, we can start to show our students what it means to be a part of that process.
And if the wiki bug does bite you as it has me, this might come in handy:
Please, grant me the serenity to accept the pages I cannot edit,
The courage to edit the pages I can,
And the wisdom to know the difference.
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Monday, December 04, 2006


Why is it there there is more junk or s*p*a*m email than there is legitimate email?
Where is it all coming from?
I'm sitting here, reading, blogging, and there is more junk coming in than real mail by a factor of 5 or 6 to 1!
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Half of a pittance

Half of a pittance is still a pittance, so please hold the parade for the part-time governor and full-time presidential aspirant who called in from the campaign trail to restore 50 percent of the promised pay raise he stole from underpaid human services workers in Massachusetts this festive season.

Governor Mitt Romney's quick reversal of millions of dollars in budget cuts on Friday exposed the deceit at the heart of his "emergency" action last month: There was no emergency. Just as the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation predicted, healthy tax receipts made Romney's drastic cuts to services for psychiatric patients and special education students, to rent subsidies for the poor, and to pay hikes for direct care workers as needless as they were cynical.

The lame-duck governor is off to Asia in an equally transparent attempt to buff up his nonexistent foreign policy credentials, so he will be unavailable tomorrow to walk down Beacon Hill to the Cathedral of Saint Paul to hear just why it is so unconscionable to play politics with the wages of low-income workers.

So starts the column by Eileen McNamara in this Sunday's Boston Globe.

Hopefully, Romney's transparency will be equally obvious to others outside the state and his hoped for presidential run will get derailed. He did not prove himself a capable governor, he is less likely to prove himself a capable president.

Read the full article here or in one of the links above.

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Sunday, December 03, 2006

Princess Buttercup

BUTTERCUP is standing, holding the reins of her horse, while
in the background, WESTLEY, in the stable doorway, looks at
her. Buttercup is in her late teens; doesn't care much about
clothes and she hates brushing her long hair, so she isn't
as attractive as she might be, but she's still probably the
most beautiful woman in the world.

Farm boy. Polish my horse's saddle. I want to see my face shining in it by morning.

(quietly, watching her) As you wish.
This is the first we see of Princess Buttercup in The Princess Bride, one of my all time favorite movies. Wonderfully played by Robin Wright (before she became Robin Wright Penn) personifies the ultimate princess.
James Brady in the Parade Magazine is In Step With Robin in this week's Sunday section. The full post doesn't appear on the web until Tuesday (why?).
This serves as a reminder to get work on "Business lessons from The Princess Bride".
What is that?
Why not? Can't we all learn something to use in business from the movie?
This I gotta see!
Well, be patient, it will come sooner than you think.
Oh boy, this oughta be good!
You'll see.
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Saturday, December 02, 2006

Sign of the season

Originally uploaded by shersteve.

It is that time of the year.

The wreath now welcomes those who come to the front door.

Thank you Connie!

Penguins in the news

Penguins are making the headlines these days with Happy Feet continuing the roll at the box office.
More importantly, Patti Digh has another gem in Forever hold your penguin dear
This left my eyes full of tears this morning. I will write more later.
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